What ICD-10 code is appropriate for normal hearing bilaterally with no other symptoms? Is is appropriate to use H91.90?
Use code Z01.10 - it is not appropriate to use H91.90 once you know a person has normal hearing and also, that code is unspecified. Please refer to the AudiologyOnline course, ICD10: Effective Implementation in an Audiology Practice, for more in-depth information about the basics of ICD-10 for audiology practices.
Kim Cavitt, AuD
Kim Cavitt, AuD was a clinical audiologist and preceptor at The Ohio State University and Northwestern University for the first ten years of her career. Since 2001, Dr. Cavitt has operated her own Audiology consulting firm, Audiology Resources, Inc. Audiology Resources, Inc. provides comprehensive operational and reimbursement consulting services to hearing healthcare providers. Dr. Cavitt is a Past-President of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), a Representative to the Audiology Quality Consortium (AQC), a member of the State of Illinois Speech Pathology and Audiology Licensure Board, and Vice President of Government Relations for the Illinois Academy of Audiology. She also serves on committees through ADA and ASHA and is an Adjunct Lecturer at Northwestern University.
In this presentation, we will define and discuss all of the terms that surround the billing and reimbursement process. Knowledge of these terms will assist audiologists in establishing a background in managed care. This course is part of the multi-course series, Billing, Coding and Reimbursement Bootcamp. Visit our course library to view other courses in this series.
In this presentation, we will focus on the fundamentals of evaluation and management codes in the audiology practice. We will discuss the fundamentals of the appropriate use of evaluation codes including case history and documentation requirements.
In this presentation, we will discuss the fundamentals of the role of Medicare in an audiology practice. This will include information on Medicare enrollment options, policies and coverage guidance, required physician orders, documentation, physician quality reporting system, medical record retention, and advanced beneficiary notice initiatives.
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This course will focus on the changing hearing aid dispensing landscape and the role of audiologists in this new paradigm. We will discuss our “real” competition in the marketplace and how we can best respond to position our profession for the changes ahead. Finally, we will define and describe the pros and cons of bundling and unbundling. This course is part of a series of webinars on the topic of unbundling presented in January 2015 organized by Dr. Kim Cavitt, and included in our Business Essentials for the New Millennium series, presented in partnership with the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. To register for other courses in the series, please visit www.audiologyonline.com/ada.
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of the course course 25415, "Unbundling: The Nuts & Bolts for Hearing Care Practices." Course 25415 contains recordings of four events from our 2015 series presented in partnership with the ADA. ABA Tier 1 CEUs can be earned only when all modules are completed as part of course 25415.
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